News: conferences, events and seminars


This page contains details of conferences, events and seminars either organised and run by SLSA members or of interest to them.

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2019

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2020

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International Conference on the Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China Relation, London

Law, Power, and Justice in Game of Thrones, Durham

Towards a New Silk Road? A legal analysis of the Belt and Road Initiative, Pisa, Italy

Second Interdisciplinary Symposium on Organized Crime, Bristol

Feminisms in the Academy 2019, Leeds

Economics in Law: Law in economics, Leicester

ICCL Annual Postgraduate Research Conference 2019, Durham

Crime Justice and Social Harms, Oxford: call for papers

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and methods, Berlin

Impact and Law Reform Conference, London: registration now open

Here Versus There: Beyond comparison in queer and sexuality politics, Maynooth University, Ireland

Socio-Legal Methodology Master Class, Oxford: save the dates!

The Perennial Problem of Disclosure – A way forward?, Bristol

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples, London


2019


May

Regulation Discussion Group: The search for ‘regulatory sovereignty’ in the global pharmaceutical sector and the potentialities for a ‘healthy Brexit’

Date: 28 May 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see attachment for details.

Transgender: Intersectional/international conference

Dates: 28–29 May 2019

Venue: University of Edinburgh

Please see website for details and programme.

Wellbeing and Resilience for Law School Managers

Date: 29 May 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Russell Square, London

Please see website for details

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2019: Dignity

Dates: 30 May–2 June 2019

Venue: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA

Please see website for details. 

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June

What is the Family of Law: The influence of the nuclear family – book launch

Date: 3 June 2019

Venue: No 10, The Square, Glasgow

Launch of Dr Alan Brown's book What is the Family of Law: The influence of the nuclear family, published by Hart. See poster for details.

Digitized Global Mobilities

Dates: 3–4 June 2019

Venue: Utrecht University, Netherlands

Please see website for details.

Canadian Law and Society Association/Association Canadienne Droit et Société Annual Meeting

Dates: 3–5 June 2019

Venue: The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Please see website for meeting details. 

CKOP Event: The ethical responsibilities of professionals in a climate of uncertainty – an unconference

Date: 5 June 2018

Venue: Open University in London

This event is organised by the Centre for Knowledge in Organisations and Professions. Please see website for details.

Harmonisation and the Law – interdisciplinary and comparative enquiries. An interdisciplinary approach to legislative drafting?

Date: 5 June 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please see website for details of this free event.

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Transnational Figurations of Displacement: Investigating protracted displacement through the lens of transnationalism

Date: 5 June 2019

Venue: University of Sussex, Brighton

Please see poster for details.

Towards an International Regime on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity: Will the international community succeed in developing a fair regime?

Date: 6 June 2019

Venue: SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London

Please see website for details.

More Laws, Less Justice!

Date: 6 June 2019

Venue: SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, London

This is the Eleventh Doctoral Research Colloquim. See website for details.

Therapeutic Justice in the Uk: First meeting

Date: 6 June 2019

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Organisers: Dr Anna Kawalek (Trustee for the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence) and Dr Emma Jones (Member of the Advisory Board for the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence)

Please see website for details of this free International Society for Therapeutic Justice event.

Redressing Historical Institutional Abuse and Sexual Violence in Transitional Societies

Date: 7 June 2019

Venue: Human Rights Centre, Queen's University Belfast

Keynote speaker: Professo Anne-Marie McAlinden, Queen's University Belfast

Please see flyer for full details. 

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Inspiring Women, Inspiring Careers in Law, London

Date: 7 June 2019

Venue: Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London

Keynote speaker: Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE is the President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Please see website for details.

Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law Annual Postgraduate Research Conference 2019

Date: 10 June 2019

Venue: Durham Law School

Please see registration detailsflyer and website for details. Registration closes: 28 May 2019.

International Conference on the Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China Relation

Date: 10 June 2019

Venue: Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London 404 Bancroft Road, London

Please see website for details of this free event.

Impact and Law Reform Conference

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Registraiton now open. Please see webpage for details.

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Law, Power, and Justice in Game of Thrones

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Durham University.

Please see website for details. 

Working Law: Courts, corporations, and symbolic civil rights

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Lauren B Edelman

Please see website for details of this event.

Regulation Discussion Group: Regulating AI through consumer and civil law

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Please see attachment for details.

ASLI Conference: The rule of law and the role of law in Asia

Dates: 11–12 June 2019

Venue: Asian Law Institute, Faculty of Law, Bukit Timah Campus, National University of Singapore

Please see website for details.  

Women's Legal Landmarks: In conversation – Lois Bibbings and Teresa Sutton

Date: 12 June 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Speakers: Lois Bibbings – Section 5(1) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885; Teresa Sutton – R v Jackson (1891)

Please see website for details of this free event.

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Social Justice and Mental Health: What role for law?

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Liberty Building, University of Leeds

Speaker: Professor Nikolas Rose, King’s College London

This is the Centre for Law and Social Justice Annual Lecture. Please see attachment and website for details.

Here Versus There: Beyond comparison in queer and sexuality politics

Date: 17 June 2019

Venue: Maynooth University, Ireland

Please see website for details. This is an SLSA-supported event under our Seminar Competition.

Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights: Exploring new avenues in the fight against corruption

Dates: 20–21 June 2019

Venue: European University Institute, Florence, Italy

This is a joint event organised by Portsmouth Law School and the European University Institute. Please see website for details. 

Thirty Years of Children's Rights Scholarship: Taking stock and thinking ahead

Dates: 20–21 June 2019

Venue: University of Liverpool in London Campus, 33 Finsbury Square, London

Please see website for details.

Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

Date: 21 June 2019

Venue: Centre for Advocacy, Nottingham Law School

Please see website for details. 

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Rethinking Property Approaches in Resources for the Circular Economy

Date: 21 June 2019

Venue: Coventry Law School, Coventry

Further information on this event is available on the conference website.

UCLan Cyprus: PGR law conference 2019

Date: 21 June 2019

Venue: UCLan Cyprus

Please see website for details. 

Labour Law Research Network LLRN4 Valparaíso: A global conversation on labour law

Dates: 23–25 June 2019

Venue: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Please see website and attachment for details of call. 

International Critical Management Studies Conference: 'Being open to Care, Being Open about Care'

Dates: 27–29 June 2019

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes

Please see website for details. 

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July

Monstrous Ontologies. Politics, Ethics, Materiality

Date: 1 July 2019

Venue: Roehampton University, London

Please see website for details.

Feminisms in the Academy 2019

Date: 2 July 2019

Venue: Leeds Becket University, Leeds

Please see website for details.

The Perennial Problem of Disclosure – A way forward?

Date: 5 July 2019

Venue: Bristol Law School, UWE Bristol

Speakers: 

  • Anthony Edwards – 'Contemporary issues with disclosure in the police station'.
  • Dr Abenaa Owusu-Bempah-Abenaa – 'Defence disclosure'
  • Dr Hannah Quirk –  'Uncovering disclosure errors: Appeals and the CCRC'

Please see website for details. This event has been organised under the SLSA's Seminar Competition.

IVR 2019: Special Workshop on Law’s Autonomy and Concepts of Human Dignity

Dates: 7–13 July 2019

Venue: University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Please see website for further details. 

IVR 2019: Special Workshop on Legal Fictions Revisited

Dates: 7–13 July 2019

Venue: University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Please see website for further details of IVR 2019. 

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Tax Policy Conference 2019

Date: 9 July 2019

Venue: University of Cambridge

Topic: 'Tax justice and tax law'

Please see website for details. 

Applied Legal Storytelling

Dates: 9–11 July 2019

Venue: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Please see website for details. 

Economics in Law: Law in economics

Date: 11 July 2019

Venue: Leicester Law School, University of Leicester

Please see website for further details and booking.

Methods and Data in Sentencing Research: Qualitative and quantitative approaches: call for papers

Dates: 11–12 July 2019

Venue: University of Sheffield

Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 27 June 2019.

Socio-Legal Methodology Master Class: save the dates!

Dates: 29–30 July 2019

Venue: St Catherine's College, Oxford

See webpage for details. The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event.

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 August

European Sociological Association Conference: Europe and Beyond – boundaries, barriers and belonging

Dates: 20–23 August 2019

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University

The ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Law Session: Democratic Deficit and Judicial Power in Europe Session – organised by Jacek Kurczewski and Mavis Maclean – invites contributions. Please see attachment and website for details. 

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September

UACES 49th Annual Conference

Dates: 1–4 September 2019

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

UACES is the academic association for contemporary European studies. See website for details. 

Television drama, law and national identity

Date: 6 September 2019

Venue: University of Westminster, London

Please see attachment and website for details.

Early Career Learning and Teaching Symposium

Dates: 10–11 September 2019

Venue: Cloth Hall Court, Leeds

Please see website for details of this joint ALT and University of Leeds event.

European Society of International Law: 2019 annual conference

Date: 12 September 2019

Venue: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

This call is for the ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law. Please see website for details. 

Decolonisation and the Law School

Date: 13 September 2019

Venue: The Law School, University of Bristol

Please see website for details. 

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Brazil-Japan Litigation and Society Seminar 2: call for contributions

Dates: 16–17 September 2019

Venue: University of Sao Paolo, Brazil

Contributions are invited for research roundtable presentations in simultaneous panels. Please see website for details.

'Law in Context': Early career workshop – call for papers

Dates: 17–18 September 2019

Venue: Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, London

Please see flyer and website for details. Call closes: 10 July 2019.

Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and methods

Dates: 23–24 September 2019

Venue: Humboldt University Berlin

Please see webpage for details. This is an SLSA co-sponsored event. 

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October

Words Laying Down the Law: Translating Arabic legal discourse: call for papers

Dates: 7–8 October 2019

Venue: Atrium Conference Room, Aga Khan Centre,10 Handyside Street, London N1C 4DN

Organised by the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. Please see website for details. Closing date: 31 May 2019.

Second Interdisciplinary Symposium on Organized Crime

Date: 9 October 2019

Venue: Bristol Law School, University of the West of England

Chairs: Dr Mary Alice Young (Law, UWE) and Dr Michael Woodiwiss (History, UWE)

Please see webpage and attachment for details. Registration is open and free.

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform– call for papers

Date: 11 October 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please email abstracts of up to 500 words to the convenors: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., IALS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Westminster and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Exeter. See website for further details. Call closes: 31 May 2019.

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November

Digital Rights in Brexit: Changes and challenges (Annual Conference of the Information Law and Policy Centre at IALS) – call for papers

Date: 22 November 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Please send an abstract of between 250–300 words and some brief biographical information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Fellowships and Administrative Officer, IALS:  by Friday, 3 May 2019 (5pm, BST). See website for further details.

A Workshop on Vulnerability and the Organisation of Labour: call for papers

Dates: 25–26 October 2019

Venue: Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University

Please see website for details of cfp and registration. Call closes: 17 July 2019.

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December

LSAANZ Conference: Survive, thrive, die: call for abstracts

Dates: 5–7 December 2019

Venue: South Cross University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia

Please see website for details. Call closes: 31 July 2019.


2020


April

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples

Date: April 2020 tbc

Venue: City, University of London

Please see webpage for details. This is an SLSA Seminar Competition event.

Modern Studies in Property Law 2020: call for expressions of interest

Dates: 15–17 April 2010

Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Please see website for further details.

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance: call for papers

Dates: 23–25 April 2020

Venue: Konstepidemin Arts Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

Please see website for details. Closing date: 1 June 2019. This event is supported by the SLSA Seminar Competition.

Crime Justice and Social Harms: call for papers

Dates: 31 March–1 April 2020

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Please see attachment and website for details. Call closes: 2 December 2019.

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June

Genocide and Law: Communicating through visual arts and language

Dates: 26–28 June 2020

Venue: Poznan, Poland

This is the 21st International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law and the 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics. Please see flyer for details. 

 

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